Ireland IE


GMO Gospel Visits 2014


Indicated decisions 2014

4.7 million


4.2 million

71,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Ireland
  • Social Control

  • Cultural Distinctions

    Ireland is the most different from the cluster and has strains with UK due to past abuses.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percentage of Population Who Are Christians- 88.85% (15th); Human Development Index- 11th; Internet Access- 81.62% (23rd); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 90.71% (19th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

  • Human Development Index

  • Internet Access

  • Ethnic Groups

    Irish (88.2%); British (3%); Polish (2.3%); Increasing immigrants (Eastern European, Latino, Asian, African, others).
  • Common Languages

    Irish, English (only 4% use Irish as first language)
  • Economy

    Hi-tech and service industry more important than agriculture and tourism now.
    In European Union since 1973; Good economic growth until 2008’s Great Recession.
  • History / Politics

    British rule for 700 years; Partitioned in 1921 into south Catholic and north Protestant.
    South became independent in 1922, and became a parliamentary republic in 1949.
    In 1948, a law was passed that severed Ireland’s last constitutional links with Britain.
    Transformed a lot in last 20 years due to greater European contact and investment.
    Cooperation with Northern Ireland from the late 1990’s has led to greater peace.
  • Spirituality

    Catholic church is in decline; Charismatics have revitalize the church somewhat.
    Sexual scandals have contributed to the decline of the Catholic church.
    Evangelicals experience steady growth, but lowest % for an English-speaking nation.
    Christians do a lot of service in Ireland to the poor, unemployed, HIV-infected, and others.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the affluence of the society would not seduce people away from the Gospel.
    Pray that the Lord would bring revival among the uninvolved, self-professed Christians.
    Pray that evangelical Christians would increase.
    Pray that the charismatic movement would revitalize the Catholic church.


All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.